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Buster005
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Posted Sun Jun 9, 2013, 4:50pm
Subject: Compak K3 Touch HELP needed
 

Hi all I have a Isomac Tea II and Compak K3 touch at work. We use about a kilo of beans a week. Of late I cannot seem to get the grind right. I have cleaned the burrs they appear to be ok but im not sure. Here's what I know.

1-I adjust the burrs with no beans in so the burrs touch and back off a bit
2-This morning i tried this to no avail, grind still coarse. I tried 16-18 & 20gram shots and still ran quick
3-Burrs are touching slightly and grind is still coarse that the shot runs quick with blonding
I always use fresh beans from Merlo or Di Bella

Could the burrs need changing?

I run a Mazzer mini at home and when I adjust the grind to the burrs kissing and back off there's a difference.

HELP
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Posted Tue Jun 11, 2013, 1:35am
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How old is the grinder? About how many kilos have been ground? Did you have a stone incident?

 
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Posted Tue Jun 11, 2013, 1:41am
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Grinder is 2 years old
I have changed the burrs 11 months ago
No stone
About 1 kilo per week so 52 kilos
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Posted Tue Jun 11, 2013, 1:50am
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In that case, the burrs should be far from being worn. When did the issue start? Anything unusual before? When did you last clean the grinder? Could the burrs be miss-aligned? Did you change anything?

 
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Posted Tue Jun 11, 2013, 2:17am
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I ran some grindz through a month ago. Seemed to be fine then. Could that have been the trouble
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Posted Tue Jun 11, 2013, 2:38am
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I don't think so.

 
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Posted Tue Jun 11, 2013, 2:47am
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Dammit I wonder what
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Posted Tue Jun 11, 2013, 4:30am
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Sounds like the burrs need changing. Try cleaning it again.

 
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Buster005
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Posted Tue Jun 11, 2013, 10:05pm
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Tried cleaning it but still can't go very fine. I have ordered new burrs so let's see how that goes I will report back.
Thanks for the help
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